Ukash Deal Gives Brazilians More Online Shopping Options (July 16, 2013)
July 16, 2013
Consumers in Brazil soon will be able to purchase Ukash vouchers in Brazilian currency at participating Petrobas and other independent stores across the country, and spend those vouchers at 3,500 e-commerce and digital entertainment Websites.
Ukash, a London-based prepaid voucher provider and Paybefore Award winner, yesterday announced an agreement with Now Prepay Servicos de Informatica Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of VendTek Systems Inc., a British Columbia-based developer and licensor of software for the global prepaid and financial services markets.
“Brazil is an important market for Ukash, with a large consumer population that either don’t want to use bank or credit details online or don’t have access to these facilities,” said Ukash CEO David Hunter. “The fact that the Brazilian real is not accepted on a lot of Websites also has been a challenge for both consumers and online retailers operating in the country.”